Chapter 2: Paying Vendors

In This Chapter

check.png Working with purchase orders

check.png Recording the receipt of items

check.png Entering bills

check.png Paying bills

check.png Using the other Vendor menu commands

You can make the process of tracking vendor information as simple or as sophisticated as you like. In this chapter, I assume that you’re going for sophisticated. However, you can make vendor management simpler by not using purchase orders or an accounts payable system.

tip.eps You decide whether to use purchase orders and whether to track accounts payable (amounts that you owe vendors) as part of setting up QuickBooks. You can also later change your decision about using purchase orders or accounts payable. To do this, you choose the Edit⇒Preferences command. For more information, refer to Book II, Chapter 3.

Creating a Purchase Order

A purchase order serves a simple purpose: It tells some vendor that you want to purchase some ...

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